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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Aroma seems to mellow at 5th or 6th whiff. At first harsh, then Caramel malts come through. Not a very attractive beer aesthetically. Huge particalia and dirty blonde hues make this look like dishwater or tobacco juice. Thin, white head. A rich, warming flavor greets the palate at first sip. The alcohol is noticeable, but not hit you over the head noticeable. My experience with Delirium Noel was more the latter, so I was expecting more of the same with this one. The flavors seem a bit confused; there is a lot going on here and it doesn’t come together all that well. Not exactly a session brew, but a nice winter warmer which I am enjoying in, uh, July.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
cloudy blonde w/fruity-citrusy aroma, light head, sweet w/a slight bitterness. not to bad, it was OK. it could be better if it had a bit more bitterness to it?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Poured a golden color, or orange maybe, and aroma was very citrusy, and pineapple I believe. Taste was a little too sweet for my liking but still a very drinkable beer, and still gets a good rating.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Poured a cloudy orange color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of spices, fruits and citris. Very light malts that I can detect. Light bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Orange body with a thin dense head. Tastes like blood and orange juice mixed together and garnished with cherries. Too much carbonation. Too sweet. A little bitter and metallic. I absoultley do not like this. Period.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
bottle. pours a cloudy orange with a billowing white head. a very pretty pour. orange aroma with hints of pine. if this has any malt in it i haven’t found it yet. also has a wet grass smell. O.k i found the malt in the tatste, but the bitter hop is the dominant flavor. vanilla and pepper notes also. there is a lot going on in this. nice citrus finish that leaves a creamy feeling on the tongue. this is nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
A very tasty Belgian brew. Excellent lacing and appearance. Head stays intact for a long time. Has a nice, vanilla-ish flavor, fairly malty overall. A little thinner than I would like for a tripel, but very good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Diminishing light tan head and no lacing with malty and fruit aromas (apricot, peach, and berry). Good robust golden color. Taste is a little yeasty, but full in the mouthfeel and quite astringent. Lasting, vigorous finish like a strong ale, but complex and suble on the palate. A great beer, but this trial just didn’t quite live up to the high expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
Clear golden, light head, looks much like a lager. Spicy Fruit, pear, pineapple and peach. Clovey character similar to a blonde ale. Powerful spicyness, nice sweet fruit, light pear, red apple, strawberry, peach and plum(minus skin) rich spicy alcohol, with anise, herbaciousness, and a little yeasty astringency. Nicly complex with a few flavours avoiding description from me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2004
The beer pours with a gold color and a lacy white head. I smell some peppery spice and some raisin. Also a little bit of honey. The first few sips sting a little from the alcohol.. but as it warms up it gets very mellow. Taste some sweet malt and spice. with a very slightly bitter and spicy aftertaste. pretty good stuff


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